Square Enix, the Tokyo-based video game giant behind popular franchises such as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, is getting ready for the launch of its new web3 project, Symbiogenesis. The company has partnered with Polygon, a blockchain network, to create a gamified art collecting experience that will be launched in the spring of 2023.
Symbiogenesis is an interactive Web3 project that leverages the Polygon blockchain network to offer players fast, secure, and sustainable transactions. The game will be built around digital collectible art that is tied to a storyline players will unfold in a virtual turn-based adventure. The art evolves with each strategic move a player makes, and players can unlock numerous engaging stories about the secretive world and its inhabitants by holding or trading digital collectible arts.
Players can earn digital collectibles by completing various missions and can also replicate and sell digital arts for their character, sharing their unique storylines with others and working together as a community to complete the mission. Symbiogenesis offers players multiple endings, but only three players meeting specific conditions will be chosen to participate in the final “World Mission.” These special three will decide the ending of the story, the fate of the world, and everyone in it.
According to a press release, the project will “offer a unique experience built around digital collectible art that is tied to a storyline players will unfold in a virtual (turn-based) adventure. The art evolves with each strategic move a player makes.” Square Enix opted to tap into Polygon’s high transaction speeds, low gas fees, and overall user-friendliness to deliver this unique experience to Web3 fans.
Square Enix has been steadily marching toward Web3 and has pledged “aggressive investment and business development efforts” in blockchain entertainment. The company has several blockchain games based on original intellectual property under development.
The interactive Web3 project leverages the Polygon blockchain network to offer players fast, secure, and sustainable transactions. Polygon is a development and growth team for the decentralized Polygon protocol and has collaborated with Square Enix for Symbiogenesis.
Polygon’s carbon-neutral status ensures that Symbiogenesis is highly sustainable, while at the same time leveraging Ethereum’s robust inherent security and decentralization. The game will comprise a plethora of utility items initially issued off-chain, which players can opt to trade on-chain via Polygon.
Square Enix is also planning a series of campaigns leading to the launch of Symbiogenesis to help prospective players familiarize themselves with the project’s integration of digital assets. With Symbiogenesis, Square Enix is hoping to provide a good experience for both community building and trading. The game will be launched in the spring of 2023.
Square Enix’s partnership with Polygon network to launch Symbiogenesis is a significant example of the industry’s investment in blockchain gaming. By leveraging the benefits of blockchain, gaming companies can offer players a new level of engagement and immersion in their products.